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national captioning institute another 90 degree day and i was driving in northern california. my son was asleep. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel. it got my attention, telling me that i wasn't paying attention. the car hit the brakes faster than i could. i had no idea the guy in front of me had stopped short. but my car did. my car did. thankfully, my mercedes did. [ male announcer ] a world you can't predict... demands a car you can trust. the e-class. the best or nothing. that is what drives us. captioned by the national captioning institute only on 7, a call for help goes terribly wrong. >> a lady officer on the other side came over and shot the dog for no reason. >> all local families as a police officer did it. a terror alert.
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and a local woman's cancer fight. she says she was poisoned and she is blaming government officials appeared >> they should be responsible. >> why she said thousands of others are in danger. live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. outrage from prince george's county family in this story you will only see on abc 7. family members say they called police this morning, but when officers are arrived, they were the ones that were treated like criminals into a shot and killed the family dog. this happened in landover. john gonzalez is live with more on the story. >> leon, police had a legitimate reason to go to the house with their guns drawn this morning, but during the arrest process, the family dog charged
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an officer and they had no choice but to shoot. tonight the dog odor and witnesses tell a different story. this it -- the dog odor and witnesses tell a different story. this is a rottweiler mix. >> shot in the head for no reason. >> the owner's brother pulled into the driveweay. ay. the brother fought them off, came back out firing his gun. >> if someone was going after your family, you would retaliate. >> the two brothers called police, but when they arrived, that is what they said things got out of hand with the officers. the innocent dog paid the price. >> they point me in the face. >> they held me hostage in my own house. >> witness is in the neighborhood talus of female
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prince george's county officer shot the dog in the head. >> i begged her. my dog never needed to be involved. she was in the yard. >> tonight, they confirmed that he was arrested and charged. and they said the officer acted appropriately when shooting the canine. >> the dog never attacked anyone, never approached anyone. the dog did not do anything. >> those alleged robbers have not been found. police did not talk to us on camera. in part, they say because it took hours, they admit, to locate the full police report with the details. about 30 minutes ago, police got back to us and confirmed that an officer did shoot and kill the dog out of self-defense. there will be a police investigation, but that officer will not be placed on
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administrative leave. we remain on storm watch as more storms moved through parts of the region. >> they cost a bit of problems, particularly in prince george's county. fire officials mean -- believe that lightning may have sparked an electrical fire in a town house in greenbelt. no one was hurt in the incident. >> one of our crews was able to capture this dramatic video and landover tonight. for our first look at the situation, we turn to abc 7's bob ryan day after day, we still have the 90's. here is that batch of thundershowers that moved off into parts of delaware anin the weather center. local doppler.
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there are still a few low some showers in western maryland. overnight tonight, tomorrow, it could happen again, because our temperatures tomorrow will be in the 90's. here are a couple of spots with damage. nothing widespread. a few reports of wind gusts to 58 miles per hour. leesburg had almost 1 inch hail. is there a feel of fall out there? >> not quite yet. new tonight, we are learning more about the fire that killed a fairfax county woman and her two children. r. newschopper was over the fire just moments after it started -- our newschopper was over the fire just moments after it started. i just got off the telephone with family members. they have been in the hospital all evening with the surviving children. here, in front of the house,
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you can see where a memorial is growing. neighbors have been out here throughout the evening. they are so hard to learn that his mother's life was lost along with her tow children. children. >> this lady had five babies and two perished? >> two children died as the house went up in flames this morning. their mother, a 24-year-old, also died, but not before dropping her other three children, including a newborn, to safety. >> so much smoke. >> neighbors heard the children screaming for help and ran out. >> i cannot get out of the house without seeing that. >> she and her mother took the
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surviving children into their house but they were inconsolable. >> shaken up. they want their mother. we tried to calm them down. brother, the mother's friends and neighbors came out with flowers and candles. >> she was in there and two kids were in there. it hurts. >> they are in a better place now, but this is just tragic. >> the surviving children will be in the hospital at least overnight. they are suffering from smoke inhalation. -- we are told their father is with them. the family asks that we extend it thanks to all offer their prayers and well wishes. cynee simpson, abc 7 news. we have new details tonight on a story that you first saw on abc 7. a cleanup appears to be over and
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northwest after an apparent hoarder was evicted. her belongings were spread out over three d.c. blocks. today, volunteers from j k moving and storage filled up several trucks of eloisa diaz's belongs. >> the fate of the d.c. schools chancellor, michelle rhee could be decided in a few hours. she will meet with vincent gray tomorrow to discuss the future of d.c. schools. michelle rhee and gray have had a rocky relationship. the meeting comes as a great tells our news partners at wtop that he would be open to rehiring some of the teachers that were fired last year. it was a tough night for president obama. protesters heckled him during a fund-raiser in new york. these protesters called on the
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president to provide more money for aids programs and to end the military's a don't ask don't tell policy. but the president gave as good as he got. he told protesters to shout at republicans for killing the bill that may have repealed that policy. top terrorism officials say the danger is as great as it has been sent 9/11. a fast growing threat, they say, the recruitment of americans on our own soil. the threat of terrorism has moved from overseas to here at home. that is the message from three top administration officials to members of congress, that groups abroad are targeting the united states and using americans or westerners to carry out missions. >> based on the cases, homegrown extremists are more sophisticated and better able to connect with other extremists. >> government officials say that
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since 2009 and 63 u.s. citizens have been charged with terrorism or terrorist related crimes. there were in new york, north carolina, alaska, and illinois. the christmas day attempted ball more, the times square attended bomber. -- the christmas day bomber. a northern virginia charged with a link to the bombing in uganda. >> with the internet, everything is getting connected, and i do not know what the right solution is. >> the administration admits that as terrorism be more -- becomes more complex, so does their plan. >> they are trying to reach out to muslim communities. >> the fbi has deployed personnel to cities with high somali population to reach out to community leaders.
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it also says it is focusing on the role of the internet being used to recruit u.s. residents of coming up, part of a major highway was shut down on friday morning. we are on your way -- underside with when that will happen. why one company is offering to give you a its beer for free. all local woman battles cancer. why she blames the water. i am rebecca cooper
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you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00, with leon harris, caroline lyders, meteorologist bob ryan weather and tim brant sports. this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >> on your side tonight with a sequence of the events that has hundreds asking if there is all local cancer cluster in maryland. >> residents demanded the resignations of officials at fort dietrich. >> they believe that ground water contamination from agent orange has lead to cancer cases.
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rebecca cooper has one woman's or emotional ordeal. >> a single mother, she was diagnosed in 2004 with a tumor in her appendix. she thought she had it become law until recent tests showed its spread to her lungs and brain. >> it has been hard to raise my son this way. >> she wondered if for cancer could be linked to her high school internship. she worked daily at fort dietrich's biomedical lab. >> looking back, i worked at fort dietrich and was testing the water. >> the water in frederick is the subject of much debate. scientific experts are working with cancer victims and believe there is a cancer cluster linked to water contaminated by agent orange by 1946 to 1970, contaminations that experts exist -- insist are still are
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dangerous levels. in 2009, the epa declared this area of ground water superfund cleanup site. it is known as area "b." at least 400 families there are battling cancer. they insist that recent testing of the soil shows no threats to the community. they are working with cancer victims saying that their soil test still showed dangerous levels of toxins. >> i am worried where i will go if something happens to my mama. >> carlisle said she worries about everyone's health, including her son. >> i use bottled water, even when i cut.
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thankfully, i have family support. i love my family for everything they have done for me. >> it's been hard. >> yes, and i am not an emotional person at all. it has been very difficult. fort dietrich official says the army has hired an independent agency to investigate how much agent orange was used at fort dietrich and when. >> carlistle told us the new tumors in her brain may be inoperable. if you plan on traveling on i-1270 on friday, the closures will take place between
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midnight and 4:00 a.m. on friday. the southbound lanes will close twice for 15 minutes stretches. this is for a much more enjoyable alert. the dazzled us in the past with leaping lizard, but budweiser and is making it simpler pitch. they will offer free beer. it will target people under the age of 30. they will ere their ads on facebook and offer free beer for people on their birthdays. leon was the first one rejected as being under 30. he tried to sign up for that. a wild day. a beautiful night. this is the summer of dracula. it will not die. day after day and outside
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tonight, a beautiful sunset. there is in nothing official. it is the autumnal equinoxes. this means the sun sets in the west. what was unusual about this one was the moon, we have the full harvest moon rising on the equinox. that has not happened in many years. the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox is the harvest moon. did we set records? not quite. right now we are 79 degrees. the last time we had 90 degree- days -- october 11, 1919.
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we are closing in on us. it. leesburg, 69 degrees. those storms came through and around 1 inch hail. those in washington, what rain? there was no rain. bowie state university, 3/4 of an inch of rain. dulles set the record -- 94 degrees today. right now we are at 79 degrees. the mid part of the country is into the mid 60's to near 70 degrees. the humidity for this part of september really is exceptional. there were the severe thunderstorm watch as. tomorrow, there could be a few
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more as we can get the south, southwesterly winds appeared to morning, it will be another summer-like morning. termperatures near 70 degrees. tomorrow, again, i think will be into the 90's. tomorrow will be the 65th 90 degree day. so far this summer, we have had 2595 degree days. last summer, we only had 22 90 degree days. -- we have had 25 95 degree days. this kenmore elite multi-motion washer...
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they are talking about the quarterback situation in philadelphia. albert haynes worth is back and in the game plan for sunday. it is coming four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. the redskins were back on
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the field today after a day off. walter and williams had a brace on his injured knee and did not practice, albert haynes worth is back. while his ankle is sore, he is expected to play sunday against the rams. the defensive coordinator is all for the big guy being a part of this. >> it is bothering him a bit. i want to get him going to help us win some games. whatever hit the role is on the team, we need him to help us try to win some games appeared >> as a donovan mcnabb gets ready to face the rams, it is his former ball club that is getting the headlines. michael vick was named the starter for the eagles. thats kevin cobb's deal made it possible to deal mcnabb. >> well, and that is a philadelphia. everything that is going on over
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there is an none of my concern. anything i may say does not matter. they made a decision. and that is what they are going to it. >> it will be your concern a week from sunday when you face the philadelphia eagles. the nationals will announce later this week that jim rick: men will remain it as a manager. -- jim riggleman will remain as manager. top of the fourth. a great diving grab. michael morse. game tied at one. center field. get up, get out, see ya. 2-1, nationals. 4-2.strols led pitch -- game winner. two run home run and the nats win 4-3.
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let's go to boston. orioles and red sox. this is david ortiz. woep right field with to on. boston beat baltimore, 6-1. in hockey, the caps blasted columbus. fleischmann had two goals. all in all, a nice outing for the washington capitals. >> best record in all of hockey.
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90's. after that, finally a break as we head into the weekend. next.
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